Wednesday 13 December 2017

Tributes pour in as Waterways presenter Dick Warner dies after falling ill on Shannon boat trip

Waterways presenter Dick Warner
Waterways presenter Dick Warner

Ryan Nugent

Environmentalist and television presenter, Dick Warner has died, it has been confirmed.

Mr Warner, who was best known for his waterways TV documentaries - had a career in media spanning more than 40 years.

According to reports, Mr Warner passed away after falling ill while on a boat on the River Shannon near Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

Tributes poured in for Mr Warner, who was also known for his columns with the Irish Examiner.

"Dick Warner's television series where he explored Ireland's waterways were one of the great inspirations to me and so many others. RIP," An Taisce Limerick said online.

Radio broadcaster, Shane Beatty said:

"I'm very sorry to learn of the death of Dick Warner. Had the privilege of interviewing him several times. His voice was liquid gold. RIP."

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